Partners Support on VMware vStorage Technologies

Dell
“For virtualization, our customers tell us they’re looking for a comprehensive approach that includes a range of products such as performance blade servers, integrated hypervisor support, and of course, storage. By working closely with VMware, we’re delivering integrated, flexible and resilient solutions across our PowerVault, Dell/EMC and EqualLogic storage systems. A great example of this is our newly announced EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition, built on VMware’s vStorage APIs, that simplifies and automates data protection for virtualized data centers.”
--Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager, storage business, Dell

EMC
“EMC has been working with VMware on the elements of the vStorage program since its inception because customers want a close, integrated linkage between two critical areas of the virtual environment, centralized storage and VMware Infrastructure. EMC's participation is broad in order to provide customers with robust storage and information management capabilities optimized for a VMware environment. EMC has integrated in each part of the vStorage program, a concrete example is the vStorage APIs for multipathing, which will be shown at VMworld 2008, will give customers of any size increased availability and performance on VMware servers through load balancing and multipathing and is a platform for future capabilities like end-to-end encryption and non-disruptive mass storage migration.”
--Chad Chad Sakac, senior director, VMware Alliance, EMC

FalconStor
“IT managers need data protection and advanced data management capabilities that are easy to deploy and manage with their virtual environments. The VMware Ready Virtual Appliances program will make it easy for customers to deploy and leverage FalconStor technologies with their virtualization deployment. By making its integrated data protection product products – including Network Storage Server, Continuous Data Protector and Virtual Tape Library – as storage virtual appliances, FalconStor has packaged its technology for simple deployment by SMB and ROBO customers.”
--Bernie Wu, vice president, business development, FalconStor

Hitachi Data Systems
"As respective industry leaders in storage and server virtualization, Hitachi Data Systems is pleased to join the VMware vStorage program and is committed to supporting VMware’s strategic initiatives to offer integrated, easy-to-deploy network storage solutions optimized for virtual server environments. Our pioneering storage virtualization technology makes us a key contributor in the storage partner ecosystem and enables us to bring our industry-leading expertise and innovation in this area to provide organizations of all sizes the performance, availability and reliability advantages they need to improve the operational efficiency of their virtual data center environments.”
--Brian Householder, senior vice president, worldwide marketing and business development, Hitachi Data Systems

HP
“Customers can accelerate growth by taking advantage of the energy efficiency and consolidation benefits that virtualization offers by using easy-to-manage HP StorageWorks solutions. HP is working closely with VMware to make our comprehensive storage portfolio ‘virtualization-aware,’ enabling businesses to cost-effectively deploy and manage storage so their data centers achieve maximum efficiency.”
--Dave Roberson, senior vice president and general manager, StorageWorks, HP

LeftHand
"LeftHand Networks is pleased to work closely with VMware to advance the total customer experience in virtual environments. Our Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA), which is listed as a certified SAN/Storage device for VMware ESX, helps enable VMware Infrastructure advanced resiliency and flexibility features to remote and branch offices and to smaller businesses where the cost or space requirements of shared storage has been an impediment."
--Larry Cormier, vice president, marketing, LeftHand Networks

NetApp
"Enabling the virtual server administrator with integrated storage management tools is core to NetApp's strategy with VMware. Products such as NetApp® SnapManager® for Virtual Infrastructure and VMware Site Recovery Manager are initial results of this collaboration. The formalization of the VMware vStorage initiative will strengthen this collaboration and continue the trend of providing VMware customers with NetApp's industry-leading storage capabilities. One example is VM-aware storage, which will manage NetApp storage solutions from within VMware tools. Additionally, NetApp will leverage the Storage Virtual Appliance technologies together with Data ONTAP®, NetApp's unified operating system, to create new levels of flexibility and capability for customers."
--Patrick Rogers, vice president, solutions marketing, NetAp